Udupi Saru – South Indian tamarind soup recipe


5 tsp – tamarind paste
1/2 cup – tomato, slices
5 to 6 – dry  chillies
2 tsp – coriander seeds
1 tsp – cumin seeds
½ tsp – black pepper
½ tsp – fenugreek or methi seeds
½ cup – grated coconut
1 tbsp – jaggery
2 tsp – salt
1tsp – coconut oil
1 tbsp – coocnut oil
1 tsp – mustard seeds
1bunch – curry leaves
1/2 cup – coriander leaves


  1. Tamarind paste can be prepared by soaking tamarind (1tbsp) in hot water for 30 min.
  2. Now heat 1 ltr water for 10 min and add tomato slices into it.
  3. In a pan on a low flame, roast coriander seeds, cumin, methi and dry chillies with 1tsp coconut oil.
  4. Once the aroma starts just off the flame and grind the roasted ingredients with coconut and make it a paste and add this to hot water which is with tomato.
  5. Let it boil for 20 min on medium flame, then add jaggery and salt to it.
  6. Seasoning with coconut oil, mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame and close the lid for 10 min.


  • The aroma is in the roasting, so roast on a low flame.

  • The flavor will come by garnishing coriander leaves and closing the lid, you can add 1 tsp ghee also.

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